Solutions for student preferred living spaces
Student housing presents unique challenges.
Inviting, comfortable and relaxing student spaces must be able to withstand the rigors of Res Hall living
Special design considerations are needed:
- Products that can be easily reconfigured.
- Products with easily replaceable or repairable parts.
- Creating warm and inviting designs.
- Avoiding an institutional feel.
- Providing focus spaces for studying.
- Maximizing small spaces.
The biggest challenge? Creating a residential space with contract grade furniture.
Gone are the days of bland beds. Versatile, reconfigurable options now exist. A single bed can be lofted to add storage, a lounge area or work space below. Or, an additional bed can be added to create bunk beds. Components like desks or wardrobes can also be hung off the frames.
Enrollments of mature and married students are increasing. Their needs are different than a recent high school grad. Larger bed options with modern styling create the feel of upgraded apartment living.
Residence Hall furniture is subjected to harsh rigors most markets never experience. With near 24/7 use by students who have no personal ownership of the furniture, facilities teams are often baffled by the damage they encounter! Previous options that withstood the punishment were rigid and institutional looking. Thankfully, manufacturers are now producing designs that are comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and durable, with options for removable covers or the ability to replace components. This is not only economical, but also expands the product’s life cycle.
Full apartment options for Student Housing are gaining popularity, providing a space to cook and eat. Ramen noodles may not be long gone, but at least students now have a choice. Kitchens can be designed to double as both an eating and study space.
Through human-centered design, we support compelling environments by aligning culture, brand and functional objectives. We work to enable adaptive design, increased user control, higher levels of engagement and a balance between behavioral needs of users.
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We ask the right questions, anticipate challenges and deliver solutions. If there’s a problem, we’ll make things right. We’re always willing to work harder and go the extra mile for our clients.
In short, we’ll do everything we can to make your job a little easier.
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